Edited by Daniel Schwindt, this collection of personal essays gives a glimpse into the hopes and expectations of some two dozen men and women - not all Catholics - attempting to live in a more radically Catholic fashion, partly inspired by the teachings and example of Pope Francis and his predecessors. The contributing writers are Nicholas Lund-Molfese, C.C. Pecknold, Michael Stafford, Andrew M. Haines, Mark Gordon, Sam Rocha, Audrey Anweiler, Arthur W. Hunt III, Grace Potts, Matthew Cooper, Ricardo Simmonds, Michel Bauwens, Anthony Annett, MT Dávila, Thomas Storck, Patrick Deneen, Jack Quirk, John Médaille, Heather King, Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig, Matthew Tan, Michael Sauter, Julia Smucker, and Paul Grenier. Solidarity Hall publisher Elias Crim supplies an introduction, and editor Daniel Schwindt an epilogue.Solidarity Hall is a group of mostly younger writers with a common goal re-imagining American community.
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Written by Catholics from a striking variety of ages, backgrounds, and perspectives, these essays nevertheless converge to warn us that something is radically wrong with the shape of modern life, and to announce that the way forward is available to the extent that we are ready to undertake the radical step of being led by Christ. Imbued with the refreshing spirit of Pope Francis, this book is a testimony that the Catholic Church, in each and every age, has the capacity to return to the wellsprings of the Gospel.
To be radical is to be rooted, not to be hiving off into deep space in pursuit of some crazy dream unconnected to all that has gone before. That is emphatically what Francis is and, O glory hallelujah, it is what this collection of hope-inspiring essays from a group of deeply committed Catholics is as well. May their tribe increase!
In this fine collection of short essays, Catholic Workers, homeschoolers, environmental activists, scholars, gardeners, bloggers, artists, and business owners offer their reflections on how to live as authentically, radically Catholic as they can, resisting traditional divisions between the Catholic left and the Catholic right. Taking their cue from Pope Francis and the Catholic tradition holistically conceived, they stand before their readers as pilgrims on a journey and invite others to join them.
Solidarity Hall is a group of mostly younger writers with a common goal re-imagining American community.